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Old 04-26-2004, 12:38 AM   #2
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Dojo: Aikido Shudokan
Location: Melbourne
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 225
Re: Poll: Do you wash your aikido belt?

Can I have a "none of the above"?

I don't wash it, but not because of tradition.
I see a worn belt as a sign of dedication to training over a long period of time and presumably a certain level of skill/knowledge/wisdom.
To wash a belt (& prematurely fade/wear it out) seems wrong, like I would be cheating myself.

So I don't do it.
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